I’ve been trying a couple of different cut proof/resistant gloves over the last few months, but this pic from Jeff Keys, a.k.a Man With Scythe, takes the cake for personalised protection.
Jeff approached Sam Bloomfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Lost Trades Fair this year, to ask about having something made up for him. Because Sam makes armour. Jeff is a big fan of rigger’s gloves – inexpensive, soft, thin leather – but rigger’s gloves don’t stand up so well to a scythe blade.
The end result is a detachable piece that protects the areas Jeff is most concerned about for his particular honing action. Once his glove wears out he can replace it and put the armour back on top.
“Beautiful and a perfect fit”, he reports. And I can’t imagine it wearing out any time soon…